The smell of Basmati Rice

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I love rice.  Since I don’t use sauces or salt, brown rice can be a bit bland sometimes.  I’ve tried Jasmine rice which is okay.  Not my favorite.  The one that I really like is Basmati rice.

Basmati rice has a light, pleasant taste.  It tastes more like a white rice, but is more flavorful in my book.  But, the smell, oh my, it’s wonderful!  My Mom says it smells like popcorn cooking.  I guess it does.

Basmati rice is one of the grains that microwaves pretty well.  I microwave it in my microwave steamer on medium (50%) for 10 minutes.  Then, I check the water level and add more if needed.  Then, I go another 10-15 minutes on medium.  I let it sit for 5-10 minutes afterwards.

If you haven’t tried this variety of rice, you should give it a try.  It may be worth cooking just for the smell.




1 thought on “The smell of Basmati Rice”

  1. I enjoy the taste, but the smell, at least that of Uncle Ben’s basmati, was almost as repulsive to me as that of coffee.

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